Choosing A Tax Return Preparer

A tax preparer is a member of a professional association that has a code of ethics. Better Business Bureau is a good place to look for information about tax preparation . You can also check the state and local boards for CPA's and bar associations for attorneys.

Make sure when choosing that the tax preparer’s qualifications and expertise meet your needs. Keep in mind, an action before the Internal Revenue Service needs to be represented only by a registered agent, CPA, or tax attorneys. A taxpayer can be represented by all other tax preparers only if you are audited and they signed your return as preparer.

Get references from previous clients who have received tax preparation assistance of tax return preparer and again do not be afraid to ask questions as you are going to trust this person with important information.

Make sure they have delivered satisfactory service to their clients. It is also a good idea to choose someone who will be accessible after your tax return has been filed and that can respond to your individual needs.

Do not fall for schemes or scams that purport to be able to offer a large refund or take advantage of unverified "loopholes". You just want to get your taxes filed honestly and accurately, not being involved in fraudulent schemes or taxes that may cause you to dire consequences with the IRS in the future.

Use good judgment when seeking tax preparation help and follow these suggestions that will help you find the best tax preparation help to fit your needs.